We are delighted to share with you the latest issue of the publication from the Herbert Smith Freehills Global Arbitration Practice, Inside Arbitration.

In addition to sharing knowledge and insights about the markets and industries in which our clients operate, the publication offers personal perspectives of our international arbitration partners from across the globe.

In this issue:

  • Justin D’Agostino, May Tai and Briana Young provide an insight into the PRC’s “Belt and Road” initiative, including the numerous proposals for resolving related disputes
  • Alastair Henderson in Singapore and Thierry Tomasi in Paris feature in spotlight articles highlighting their respective practices
  • Thierry Tomasi and Greg Travaini provide their take on the enforcement of arbitral awards in France that have been set aside at the seat of arbitration
  • Chris Parker and Elizabeth Reeves examine the growth of arbitration to resolve disputes in the pharmaceutical sector
  • Craig Tevendale and Charlie Morgan explain blockchain technology’s potential uses and what that means for dispute resolution
  • Christian Leathley, Andrew Cannon, and Iain Maxwell highlight the key developments in the shake-up of the system of investment treaty arbitration and the potential implications for clients
  • Nick Peacock, Hannah Ambrose and Vanessa Naish question recent innovations in interim relief in commercial arbitration and whether these changes may have created “traps for the unwary”
  • Caroline Kehoe and Anna Wren look at the future of dispute resolution in the UAE and provide insight on future-proofing the dispute resolution provisions in MENA-related contracts
  • John O’Donoghue provides an insight into how we use our data to price and deliver arbitration matters efficiently and effectively
  • We present an infographic providing a snapshot of our global arbitration practice from the past two years

The full digital edition, as well as previous issues, can be downloaded in PDF by clicking on this link.

We hope that you enjoy reading Issue #5 of Inside Arbitration. We would, as always, welcome your feedback.


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